While those around us might try their hardest to ensure our birthdays are memorable occasions, thanks to Uncle Buck, they always remain slightly inferior. In the John Candy classic, Buck creates a stack of dizzying giant pancakes for his nephew's birthday. To help us make every future birthday just as delicious, Dave Watts, head chef at The Cotswold House Hotel, has given us his ultimate guide to making monstrous pancakes in your very own non-movie home.
Turkey escalope with beetroot and caper chutney, golden raisins and pan juices
Dave Watts' halibut ceviche recipe is a real celebration of the sea, combining meaty Alaska halibut with mussels, clams, cockles and brown shrimp. The chef uses palourde clams for this dazzling dish, but regular clams will also work nicely.
$5 shake - Pulp fiction or as Travolta puts it "a pretty f***ing good milkshake. After we helped you replicate the Big Kahuna burger, we're now giving you some unbeatable advice on how you might want to make your own $5 milkshake at home. To do this, we spoke with Dave Watts, head chef at The Cotswold House Hotel, who gave us his spin on the iconic drink. Read, make, drink. Dancing is optional.
Gin-cured salmon with cucumber and wasabi emulsion